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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

a Magical fairyland wonderland

Hi guys, I thought I'd pop something on my blog, it's a while since I added something,

On Friday on Create and Craft TV with Lisa Horton, her show has some adorable Fairies stamps, fairy door stamp and awesome MDF following the fairies theme,

The first show is at 9am if you want to take a look,


I created my scene using some hot glue to create the tree for the fairy door, I then used some of the fab stencils and Mermaid tails to create interest and sparkle,


I see my blog has gone on new blogger so hope this appears ok, seems harder work then the older version to me, or am I rusty!!! no don't answer that, lol

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Paper flower Tutorial




I have a video on my youtube channel on how I created this type of paper flowers, from a stamp set by Lisa Horton crafts,


items can be bought from Lisa's shop 14 days after being on Create and Craft tv


Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Tutorial with paper flowers

Hi guys, I thought I'd pop a link to my you tube channel for you today,
showing a couple of different ways to shape flowers made with one stamp, 


This is one of the styles,


And the lemon and pink are the other, only I've used the flower stamp on the other side to create the finished flowers on the video,


Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Memories

Hi guys, It was my Daughter and Son-in-laws 12th Wedding Anniversary at the end of last month, so I made them this Anniversary card,


I took a piece of water colour card and using the Heart flurry stencil I went over it with some crackle paste, let this dry well,
When dry I went over with some Lindy's gang Magicals and sprays randomly adding the colour here and there, again leave to dry,
Then attach the water colour card to some Black card stock for the card base,


Using the same colours I painted the grey board hearts, then stamped over them with one of the background texture stamps to add a little interest, if it looks to strong go over with a light layer of white Gesso to tone it down, fix these on top of some black thread loosely wrapped around your fingers first then adhered down,

Seeing as it was their 12th Anniversary I used one of the awesome MDF number plaques keeping it in it's natural colour, this I glued to one side then I used the 4 point bloom dies to create the flowers, using two of the sizes, cut out of the same water colour card, coloured with the same spray paint, then when dry layered up together alternating the petals, finishing them off with a AB pearl effect embellishment,

I finished off the Focal arrangement with the numbers out of the MDF plaque as shown,

I then finished off the card by stamping randomly a little of the script background stamp here and there too, with one of the just saying ticker Phrases stamps used for the memories which I raised at the back with some 3d foam pad,


You can see this on the Lisa Horton Blog too, 

 you can buy Lisa's products from Create and Craft TV first, then 2 weeks after the shows from her online shop That Craft Place, if not sold out,

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Our 40th Wedding Anniversary

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a card I made for my hubbies 40th Wedding Anniversary card,


Yes we've been married 40 years!!!!!!!! I mean what!! lol

So as you know I can do fluff but you can't really do that with a mans card can you?
He's got the layers and distress look though,

So the card is made with smooth white card stock which I then covered around the edges with distress ink on the front, randomly letting it have stronger depth of colour in some places then others,
I used quite a few products by Lisa Horton on it too,
Taking a smaller piece of card stock I did the same thing, but after colouring it I added some vintage photo on the edges then distressed over that with my distress tool, (scissors can work for this too)

I glued this in place on my card,
Using the fabulous postcard effect stamp from the edge stamp set by Lisa Horton I stamped it three times onto smooth card stock, then I roughly tore all the way around them, it doesn't matter there not perfectly even on each one or the same size when torn, add some vintage photo distress ink around the edges to give a vintage look, (40 years vintage get it!!)

I then popped the three together simply gluing them in the middle and staggering the layers as shown,
when dry I wrapped some rustic looking twine around them and tied it with a loose knot and bow, I then glued these in place on my card too,

I took one of the fabulous stamps from the Textures stamp set and added some texture look without needing to add height around the outer edges of the postcards and along the outer edges of the card, some going off the card so you only see a hint, these I stamped using the vintage photo distress ink again, it helps keep the theme and vintage look, I also used the same ink for the Celebrate text  from the In the loop stamp set, which again I just randomly stamped here and there,


Onto the postcard section, which I fab as it is I wanted to add a little more layering which as you know is more me, so I took one of the grey board hearts again by Lisa and coloured the top with some red from a copic pen, this coloured fab without needing to add Gesso first, when dry I added some stamping with another of the textures stamps again in the vintage photo D/I, I Glued this in place then took on of Lisa's greyboard keys which I had again coloured with a copic pen and glued this over the top of the heart,

I finished off the card with the number 40 cut out with the numbers dies again by Lisa, using the same texture stamp as on the heart, again I also lightly distressed the edges,


Well I hope he likes his card, we're having a take away tonight, no fancy meal out or holiday, thanks to  Covid again!!Lol


Lisa's products can be found at
https://thatcraftplace.co.uk/
or on Create and Craft TV

Catch up soon, 
Happy Crafting!!